5 current Vikings with the best Hall of Fame chances

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Does Kirk Cousins even have a glimmer of hope?

Kirk Cousins is not a Hall of Fame player yet but a few more strong seasons could make things interesting. However, the only way he can really enter that conversation is if he wins a Super Bowl ring before he calls it quits on his career.

Cousins has never been a clear-cut top-5 quarterback in the league. In order to make up for that, he will need to rack up some accolades and postseason wins in order to receive the highest individual honor.

This has nothing to do with his contract, his team, or any other factor that has come along with the Kirk Cousins debates in recent years. The fact is that he will need to win at the highest level and put up elite numbers while doing it before he can even sniff the Hall of Fame.

Eli Manning is nowhere near a guaranteed selection for Canton and he has 25,000 more passing yards, 143 more touchdowns, seven more playoff wins, and two Super Bowl rings. Kirk Cousins has plenty of work to do just to be in Eli Manning’s tier of quarterback.

The Vikings believe they can win right now and Kevin O’Connell has been viewed as the guy that can bring the most out of Kirk Cousins in Minnesota. If he can string some wins together, Cousins might make things a bit more serious.

For now, there is a very slim chance that Kirk Cousins enters the Hall of Fame and he probably needs to do more in the postseason to even get into the Vikings Ring of Honor.

Chances of Cousins reaching the Hall of Fame: Less than 5 percent

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